LOUISVILLE, KY., – The Speed Art Museum is pleased to announce that local restaurateur, Susan Hershberg, will open a new café concept at the Speed Art Museum. The Speed’s Chief Executive Officer, Ghislain D’Humières is thrilled that the new café, Wiltshire at the Speed, will open on March 12, 2016 in conjunction with the Speed’s grand re-opening. Nestled in the heart of the University of Louisville campus, the café will serve Museum guests and students alike.
Ghislain D’Humieres said, “We couldn’t have asked for a better business partner. Susan and her team’s creative approach to food is the perfect fit for the Museum. The café will offer a relaxed gathering space for our members and guests to enjoy while visiting the Speed.”
Susan Hershberg added, “I am excited to be part of the reopening and the history that the Speed Art Museum has brought to the community. We look forward to creating a menu that is as inspiring as the works of art on view.” She brings more than 25 years of inspired cuisine to the Museum. Her award-winning and imaginative team will ensure that Museum guests enjoy unique dining experiences designed exclusively with the freshest, seasonal ingredients.
Wiltshire at the Speed will seat 56 in the dining room and 24 outside on the piazza terrace during the seasonal months. The Café will feature full-service dining as well as walk-up service. Lunch will range from $8-$15 and will also have a children’s menu priced from $5-$8, making the restaurant competitively priced with neighboring restaurants.Wiltshire at the Speed will also have a separate fully equipped, state-of-the-art catering kitchen to allow for freshly prepared and custom menus for events like weddings and business functions. Wiltshire at the Speed will be open Tuesday – Sunday,10am – 3pm with limited service from 3-pm – 5pm.
ABOUT THE SPEED ART MUSEUM
The Speed Art Museum is Kentucky’s largest art museum with a collection that spans 6,000 years of human creativity. An independent museum located on the campus of the University of Louisville, the Speed continues to play an important role in outreach initiatives, workshops, and art-related school programs. The Museum is situated at a crossroads between the city and the University of Louisville, adjacent to the busiest pedestrian thoroughfare on the University’s campus. The Speed is currently closed and undergoing a multi-phase expansion and renovation that includes a new North and South Building, 142 seat cinema, Art Park and a public Piazza. To view a virtual tour or for more information visit www.speedmuseum.org.
Although the Museum is closed for the renovation and expansion until the spring of 2016, “Local Speed” – the Museum’s temporary home – was established in downtown Louisville’s trendy Nulu district at 822 East Market Street. The Nulu space has 6,000 sq. ft. of special exhibit and programming areas as well as administrative offices for museum staff. Local Speed is free and open to the public Friday 12 p.m. – 8p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Speed Art Museum will officially reopen its’ doors to the public on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The Museum will remain open for 30 straight hours of events and festivities immediately following a ribbon cutting ceremony.
To learn more about upcoming programs and events, visit www.speedmuseum.org, friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter: @speedartmuseum.